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BIS Prospectus

About BIS

BIS is a caring, vibrant and forward thinking international community. Our staff has a shared sense of purpose
with high pastoral and academic expectations. At BIS, we aim to develop independent, confident individuals
able to contribute positively to future society. We hope that you will find answers to any questions you may have
about BIS on these pages. We look forward to welcoming you to our school so that our students can show you
the outstanding educational experience on offer at BIS. Please contact us if you need to know anything else.

History

BIS began as the International High School Belgrade, which was co-founded in 1997 by Aleksandra Keserovic, a
local teacher and professional vocalist who received a Masters Degree in Musicology from the University of
Belgrade, and the late Dr Jonathan Rider from California. Being the first international secondary school in Serbia
based on the English language BIS was in the position to accommodate children of diplomatic corps, foreign
business families, as well as local children interested in schooling in the English language and wanting to attend
universities worldwide.

Throughout Serbia's recent political history, IHSB successfully  Initial school site 1997-2003
continued to operate and this led to increased growth as the
economic and political climates developed. As a result the
school moved to a new site in 2003, opened a Primary School
and renamed itself as the British International School to
reflect the emphasis and quality of the education we provide.
In 2006 the Primary School moved into new larger premises
next to the then current school, thus enabling us to open a
Reception Class. As such BIS became able to accept students
from 4 to 19 years old. This expansion enabled us to also
facilitate the expansion of the Secondary school, as they
occupied the old Primary school classrooms.

Primary and Secondary buildings 2003-2008

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